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Most native-born, English-speaking Americans – if they understood that developing the native language is good for English and good for longterm academic achievement – would support bilingual education. The problem is, almost none of them have heard the case. They have only heard the disinformation, coming from people who oppose these programs for extraneous (i.e., political) reasons (James Crawford, 1999).
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Casas, Juan F.; Ryan, Carey S.; Kelly-Vance, Lisa; Ryalls, Bridget O.; Ferguson, Angela; and Nero, Collette, "Examining the Impact of Parental Involvement in a Dual Language Program: Implications for Children and Schools" (2005). Faculty Books and Monographs. 189.